Good morning! Happy Saturday to you all! I hope you have some fun things planned for the weekend. I will be working away at a couple of projects that I have in the works for school. Oh, and packing. Did I mention that we’re moving? More on that soon. ;-)
Wall sconces. Or, as one of my instructors jokingly refers to them — wall scones. ;-) If there is one thing that I have learned from her and have come to realize about my personal taste when it comes to wall sconces — I do not like postage stamps. You see this all the time — a wall sconce that is so small it just seems to disappear into the wall. I really don’t understand this. And for some reason, it is so common in design that I had a difficult time finding photos of wall sconces done my way – the big way. If you’ve got ‘em, flaunt ‘em, right?
Wall sconces are great because they don’t take up any table space or floor space at all like other lamps would. For instance, in your bedroom you can have ample light from your wall sconces, and plenty of room on your bedside tables for your book, vase of flowers, and glass of water. It’s a win-win situation. And in cases like above (photo from Two Ellie) for a space with no night stands at all, these sconces are the perfect addition. Great light, tightly spaced (in a cozy way), and they’re sizable. I love it.
Something to remember — a wall sconce with a black shade is going to cast the light downwards. This can be good for task lighting! (You can keep this in mind, too, when you are needing to light your desk area. A table lamp with a black shade is ideal).
What do you like about wall sconces? Do you have any nicknames for them like my instructor (wall SCONES, remember. Makes me want breakfast)? Where do you like wall sconces the best? In a bedroom? Living room? Bathroom? Kitchen, even?
- Pull Wall Sconce by Tech Lighting (design-milk.com)